September is National Senior Center Month—your opportunity to showcase your senior center and promote a positive image of aging.
The 2016 theme is: Find Balance at Your Center!
Would you like to be featured on the 2016 Senior Center Month poster? Send photos to email@example.com, and they could be selected to appear on the poster! Please include an NCOA photo release form with the photos, which can be found here. Check back here for more Senior Center Month materials in early June.
NISC member-only materials
The following materials were available to NISC members for Senior Center Month in 2015. Look for similar materials this June for 2016.
- Publicity Guide: Use this a step-by-step media plan with timelines to capture awareness and promote community involvement and support for your celebration.
- Poster: Bring recognition to your center with the 2015 poster, which can be customized by inserting photos of seniors participating in your activities.
- Thank You Card: Thank everyone who participates in your events.
Our national celebration of senior centers began in 1979, with Senior Center Week celebrated in May. The concept gained support of other aging organizations, as well as the full Senate and the House Select Committee on Aging.
Thanks to the U.S. Conference of Mayors Aging Task Force, numerous mayoral proclamations celebrated Senior Center Week. In 1985, NISC was instrumental in achieving the first Senior Center Week Presidential Proclamation signed by President Ronald Reagan. In 2007, NISC designated the entire month of September as Senior Center Month to give centers greater flexibility in scheduling celebratory events.
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Join NISC to receive all of the Senior Center Month materials as part of your membership.
Join the nation, celebrate, and have fun with National Senior Center Month!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.